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Report on Air Relations Between Canada and Other Countries

Prepared by:
International Agreements Division,
International Agreements and Tariffs Directorate,
Industry Regulation and Determinations Branch,
Canadian Transportation Agency

Note: This report is for reference purposes only.

Please note that you are accessing the NON-CONFIDENTIAL VERSION of the report. As such, while the existence of Confidential and ad referendum documents is noted, the information presented is publicly available information only.

To access summary information on specific countries, click on Air Agreements and Designated Air Carriers.

Table of Contents

  1. Explanatory Notes
  2. Air Agreements and Designated Air Carriers
  3. Airports identified for the carriage of international cargo shipments

1. Explanatory Notes

This report contains non-confidential information for each country. The existence of confidential documents is noted however the detailed contents are not disclosed. Please note that ad referendum information is generally regarded as confidential.

The information for each country is divided into four sections: Date of Agreement (contains the legal title of the agreement), Other Instruments, (identifies documents associated with the agreement), Characterization of Agreement (contains a brief summary of the main features of the air agreement including traffic rights, designation, tariffs and capacity); and, Routes and Associated Rights (specifies routes and the rights available where this information is not confidential).

2. Air Agreements and Designated Air Carriers

For further non-classified information on the actual treaty documents for each country, please consult the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade's Web site at the following address: http://www.treaty-accord.gc.ca

Please Note: Countries included in the "Agreement on Air Transport Between Canada and the European Community and Its Member States" are identified as "EU".

CountryDesignated
Canadian
Airline(s)
Designated Foreign
Airline(s)
Algeria Air Canada (code-sharing services) Air Algérie
AntiguaNote 1

Air Canada
West Jet
Sunwing Airlines
Air Transat

 
Argentina Air Canada Aerolineas Argentinas
Aruba Air Canada
WestJet
Sunwing Airlines
 
Australia Air Canada Qantas
V Australia
Austria (EU)Note 2 Any Canadian Airline Austrian Airlines
BahamasNote 3 Air Canada
West Jet
Air Transat
Canjet Airlines
Sunwing Airlines
 
Barbados Air Canada
WestJet
Sunwing
Air Transat
 
Belgium (EU)Note 4 Any Canadian Airline Brussels Airlines
Brazil Air Canada VARIG-Vaiçao
Varig Logistica
TAM Linhas Aéreas S.A.
Bulgaria (EU)Note 5 Any Canadian Airline Balkan Bulgarian AirlinesNote 6
Chile Air Canada Lan Airlines S.A.
China Air Canada
Cargojet
Air China
China Eastern
Shanghai Airlines Co., Ltd.
Hainan Airlines Co., Ltd.
Sichuan Airlines Col. Ltd.
China Southern Airlines
Colombia Air CanadaNote 7 AviancaNote 8
Costa Rica Air Canada
WestJet
Air Transat
Lineas Aereas Costarricensas, S.A. (LACSA)
Croatia Skyservice
Air Canada
 
Cuba Air Canada
Air Transat
WestJet
Sunwing Airlines
Canjet Airlines
Cubana
Cyprus (EU)Note 9 Any Canadian Airline  
Czech Republic (EU)Note 10 Any Canadian Airline Czech Airlines
Denmark (EU)Note 11 Any Canadian Airline Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS)
Dominican Republic Air Canada
Air Transat
Skyservice
WestJet
Sunwing
Canjet
DominicanaNote 12
Egypt Air Canada Egypt Air
Egyptair CargoNote 13
El Salvador Air Canada  
Estonia (EU)Note 14 Any Canadian Airline  
Ethiopia Air Canada Ethiopian Airlines
European Community (EU)Note 15 Any Canadian Airline  
Fiji Air Canada Air Pacific
Finland (EU)Note 16 Any Canadian Airline Finnair
France (EU)Note 17 Any Canadian Airline Air France
Aeris
Corsair
Air St. Pierre
Germany (EU)Note 18 Any Canadian Airline Lufthansa
Condor Flugdienst
LTU International Airways
Lufthansa Cargo AG
Air Berlin
Greece (EU)Note 19 Any Canadian Airline Olympic Airlines
Grenada Air CanadaNote 20  
Guatemala Air Canada  
Guyana Air Canada
Enerjet
TravelSpan GT Inc.
E-Jet-Inc.
Haiti Air Canada  
Hong Kong Air Canada Cathay Pacific
Hungary (EU)Note 21 Any Canadian Airline MALEV Hungarian Airlines
Iceland   Icelandair
India Air Canada Air India
Jet Airways
Indonesia Air Canada Garuda
Ireland (EU)Note 22 Any Canadian Airline Aer Lingus
IsraelNote 23 Air Canada El Al
Italy (EU)Note 24 Any Canadian Airline Alitalia
Air Italy SpA
Airone
Cargoitalia SpA
Ivory Coast Air Canada Ivoire Aero Services (IAS)
Jamaica Air Canada
Sunwing Airlines
WestJet
Skyservice
Air Transat
Canjet Airlines
Caribbean Airlines
Japan Air Canada Japan Airlines
All Nippon
Jordan Air Canada Royal Jordanian
Kenya Air Canada  
Korea Air Canada Korean Airlines
Asiana Airlines
Kuwait Air Canada Kuwait Airways Corporation
Jazeera Airways Company
Lebanon Air CanadaNote 25 Middle East AirlinesNote 26
Latvia (EU)Note 27 Any Canadian Airline  
Lithuania (EU)Note 28 Any Canadian Airline  
Luxemburg (EU)Note 29 Any Canadian Airline Cargolux Airlines
Malaysia Air Canada Malaysia Airlines
Malta (EU)Note 30 Any Canadian Airline  
Mexico Air Canada
Air Transat
Skyservice
Sunwing
WestJet
Cargojet
Mexicana
Aerovias de Mexico, S.A. de C.V
Morocco Air Canada Royal Air Maroc
Netherlands (EU)Note 31 Any Canadian Airline KLM
Martinair
TUI Airlines Netherlands B.V.
Netherlands Antilles Air Canada
WestJetNote 32
 
New Zealand Air Canada Air New Zealand
Nicaragua Air Canada  
Norway Air Canada Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS)
Pakistan Air Canada Pakistan International Airlines (PIA)
Panama Air Canada
WestJet
Air Transat
Copa Airlines
Peru Air Canada Lan Peru
TACA Peru
Philippines Air Canada Philippine Airlines
Poland (EU)Note 33 Any Canadian Airline LOT Polish Airlines
Portugal (EU)Note 34 Any Canadian Airline TAP Air Portugal
SATA International
Qatar   Qatar Airways
Romania (EU)Note 35 Any Canadian Airline TAROM S.A.
Russia Air Canada
Skyservice
Aeroflot
Transaero
Saint Lucia Air Canada
West Jet
Sunwing Airlines
 
Saudi Arabia Air Canada  
Serbia Skyservice
Air Canada
 
Singapore Air Canada Singapore Airlines Limited
Jett8 Airlines Private Limited
Singapore Airlines Cargo (Private) Limited
Slovakia (EU)Note 36 Any Canadian Airline  
Slovenia (EU)Note 37 Any Canadian Airline  
South Africa Air Canada South African Airways
Spain (EU)Note 38 Any Canadian Airline Iberia
Spanair
Air Comet
St. Kitts & Nevis Air Canada  
Sweden (EU)Note 39 Any Canadian Airline Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS)
Switzerland Air Canada
Air Transat
Swiss International Air Lines
Edelweiss Air AG
Belair Airlines
TaiwanNote 40 Air Canada China Airlines
EVA Airways
Thailand Air Canada Thai Airways
Trinidad & Tobago Air Canada
WestJet
Caribbean Airlines
Tunisia Air Canada Tunisair
Turkey Air Canada
Air Transat
Turkish Airlines
Ukraine Air Canada Air Ukraine
AeroSvit
Ukrainian-Mediterranean Airlines
United Arab Emirates Air Canada Etihad Airways
Emirates Airlines
United Kingdom (EU)Note 41 Any Canadian Airline British Airways
Virgin Atlantic
British Midland
Airfreight Express Ltd.
Trade Winds
Thomas Cook
Astraeus Ltd.
Globespan Airways Ltd.
United States of America Various Various
Venezuela Air Canada VIASA
Aeropostal
Vietnam Air Canada  

3. Airports identified for the carriage of international cargo shipments coming from and destined for points outside the territory of Canada

  • Mirabel (1982)
  • Hamilton (1987)
  • Windsor (1993)
  • Gander (2000)
  • Winnipeg (2004)
  • Edmonton (2006)
  • Calgary (2007)
  • Moncton (2008)
  • Abbotsford (2008)
  • Vancouver (2008)
  • Toronto Pearson (2008)
  • Halifax Stanfield (2008)
  • Prince George (2008)
  • London (2008)

The program enables the Canadian Transportation Agency to authorize any foreign air carrier to use these airports to transship international air cargo, even if these airlines are not licensed to serve the points in Canada or abroad and rights are not provided in Canada's air transport agreements. In addition, air carriers are able to combine such cargo transshipments with other services for which they may be licensed.

Notes

Note 1

1949 Canada-UK Air Services Agreement, by succession.

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Note 2

Designated Foreign Airlines are listed for each country which is party to the "Agreement on Air Transport Between Canada and the European Community and Its Member States" on this web page only. An Airline that was designated by a country of the E.U. (Member State) under a previous bilateral agreement is considered to be designated to provide service under the Canada-European Community Agreement.

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Note 3

1949 Canada-UK Air Services Agreement, by succession.

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Note 4

Designated Foreign Airlines are listed for each country which is party to the "Agreement on Air Transport Between Canada and the European Community and Its Member States" on this web page only. An Airline that was designated by a country of the E.U. (Member State) under a previous bilateral agreement is considered to be designated to provide service under the Canada-European Community Agreement.

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Note 5

Designated Foreign Airlines are listed for each country which is party to the "Agreement on Air Transport Between Canada and the European Community and Its Member States" on this web page only. An Airline that was designated by a country of the E.U. (Member State) under a previous bilateral agreement is considered to be designated to provide service under the Canada-European Community Agreement.

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Note 6

Although there is no agreement or arrangement in place, the carrier holds temporary extra bilateral authority.

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Note 7

Although there is no agreement or arrangement in place, the carrier holds temporary extra bilateral authority.

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Note 8

Although there is no agreement or arrangement in place, the carrier holds temporary extra bilateral authority.

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Note 9

Designated Foreign Airlines are listed for each country which is party to the "Agreement on Air Transport Between Canada and the European Community and Its Member States" on this web page only. An Airline that was designated by a country of the E.U. (Member State) under a previous bilateral agreement is considered to be designated to provide service under the Canada-European Community Agreement.

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Note 10

Designated Foreign Airlines are listed for each country which is party to the "Agreement on Air Transport Between Canada and the European Community and Its Member States" on this web page only. An Airline that was designated by a country of the E.U. (Member State) under a previous bilateral agreement is considered to be designated to provide service under the Canada-European Community Agreement.

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Note 11

Designated Foreign Airlines are listed for each country which is party to the "Agreement on Air Transport Between Canada and the European Community and Its Member States" on this web page only. An Airline that was designated by a country of the E.U. (Member State) under a previous bilateral agreement is considered to be designated to provide service under the Canada-European Community Agreement.

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Note 12

Although there is no agreement or arrangement in place, the carrier holds temporary extra bilateral authority.

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Note 13

Although there is no agreement or arrangement in place, the carrier holds temporary extra bilateral authority.

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Note 14

Designated Foreign Airlines are listed for each country which is party to the "Agreement on Air Transport Between Canada and the European Community and Its Member States" on this web page only. An Airline that was designated by a country of the E.U. (Member State) under a previous bilateral agreement is considered to be designated to provide service under the Canada-European Community Agreement.

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Note 15

Designated Foreign Airlines are listed for each country which is party to the "Agreement on Air Transport Between Canada and the European Community and Its Member States" on this web page only. An Airline that was designated by a country of the E.U. (Member State) under a previous bilateral agreement is considered to be designated to provide service under the Canada-European Community Agreement.

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Note 16

Designated Foreign Airlines are listed for each country which is party to the "Agreement on Air Transport Between Canada and the European Community and Its Member States" on this web page only. An Airline that was designated by a country of the E.U. (Member State) under a previous bilateral agreement is considered to be designated to provide service under the Canada-European Community Agreement.

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Note 17

Designated Foreign Airlines are listed for each country which is party to the "Agreement on Air Transport Between Canada and the European Community and Its Member States" on this web page only. An Airline that was designated by a country of the E.U. (Member State) under a previous bilateral agreement is considered to be designated to provide service under the Canada-European Community Agreement.

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Note 18

Designated Foreign Airlines are listed for each country which is party to the "Agreement on Air Transport Between Canada and the European Community and Its Member States" on this web page only. An Airline that was designated by a country of the E.U. (Member State) under a previous bilateral agreement is considered to be designated to provide service under the Canada-European Community Agreement.

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Note 19

Designated Foreign Airlines are listed for each country which is party to the "Agreement on Air Transport Between Canada and the European Community and Its Member States" on this web page only. An Airline that was designated by a country of the E.U. (Member State) under a previous bilateral agreement is considered to be designated to provide service under the Canada-European Community Agreement.

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Note 20

Although there is no agreement or arrangement in place, the carrier holds temporary extra bilateral authority.

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Note 21

Designated Foreign Airlines are listed for each country which is party to the "Agreement on Air Transport Between Canada and the European Community and Its Member States" on this web page only. An Airline that was designated by a country of the E.U. (Member State) under a previous bilateral agreement is considered to be designated to provide service under the Canada-European Community Agreement.

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Note 22

Designated Foreign Airlines are listed for each country which is party to the "Agreement on Air Transport Between Canada and the European Community and Its Member States" on this web page only. An Airline that was designated by a country of the E.U. (Member State) under a previous bilateral agreement is considered to be designated to provide service under the Canada-European Community Agreement.

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Note 23

Other instrument in lieu of an Agreement.

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Note 24

Designated Foreign Airlines are listed for each country which is party to the "Agreement on Air Transport Between Canada and the European Community and Its Member States" on this web page only. An Airline that was designated by a country of the E.U. (Member State) under a previous bilateral agreement is considered to be designated to provide service under the Canada-European Community Agreement.

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Note 25

Although there is no agreement or arrangement in place, the carrier holds temporary extra bilateral authority.

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Note 26

Although there is no agreement or arrangement in place, the carrier holds temporary extra bilateral authority.

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Note 27

Designated Foreign Airlines are listed for each country which is party to the "Agreement on Air Transport Between Canada and the European Community and Its Member States" on this web page only. An Airline that was designated by a country of the E.U. (Member State) under a previous bilateral agreement is considered to be designated to provide service under the Canada-European Community Agreement.

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Note 28

Designated Foreign Airlines are listed for each country which is party to the "Agreement on Air Transport Between Canada and the European Community and Its Member States" on this web page only. An Airline that was designated by a country of the E.U. (Member State) under a previous bilateral agreement is considered to be designated to provide service under the Canada-European Community Agreement.

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Note 29

Designated Foreign Airlines are listed for each country which is party to the "Agreement on Air Transport Between Canada and the European Community and Its Member States" on this web page only. An Airline that was designated by a country of the E.U. (Member State) under a previous bilateral agreement is considered to be designated to provide service under the Canada-European Community Agreement.

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Note 30

Designated Foreign Airlines are listed for each country which is party to the "Agreement on Air Transport Between Canada and the European Community and Its Member States" on this web page only. An Airline that was designated by a country of the E.U. (Member State) under a previous bilateral agreement is considered to be designated to provide service under the Canada-European Community Agreement.

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Note 31

Designated Foreign Airlines are listed for each country which is party to the "Agreement on Air Transport Between Canada and the European Community and Its Member States" on this web page only. An Airline that was designated by a country of the E.U. (Member State) under a previous bilateral agreement is considered to be designated to provide service under the Canada-European Community Agreement.

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Note 32

Although there is no agreement or arrangement in place, the carrier holds temporary extra bilateral authority.

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Note 33

Designated Foreign Airlines are listed for each country which is party to the "Agreement on Air Transport Between Canada and the European Community and Its Member States" on this web page only. An Airline that was designated by a country of the E.U. (Member State) under a previous bilateral agreement is considered to be designated to provide service under the Canada-European Community Agreement.

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Note 34

Designated Foreign Airlines are listed for each country which is party to the "Agreement on Air Transport Between Canada and the European Community and Its Member States" on this web page only. An Airline that was designated by a country of the E.U. (Member State) under a previous bilateral agreement is considered to be designated to provide service under the Canada-European Community Agreement.

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Note 35

Designated Foreign Airlines are listed for each country which is party to the "Agreement on Air Transport Between Canada and the European Community and Its Member States" on this web page only. An Airline that was designated by a country of the E.U. (Member State) under a previous bilateral agreement is considered to be designated to provide service under the Canada-European Community Agreement.

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Note 36

Designated Foreign Airlines are listed for each country which is party to the "Agreement on Air Transport Between Canada and the European Community and Its Member States" on this web page only. An Airline that was designated by a country of the E.U. (Member State) under a previous bilateral agreement is considered to be designated to provide service under the Canada-European Community Agreement.

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Note 37

Designated Foreign Airlines are listed for each country which is party to the "Agreement on Air Transport Between Canada and the European Community and Its Member States" on this web page only. An Airline that was designated by a country of the E.U. (Member State) under a previous bilateral agreement is considered to be designated to provide service under the Canada-European Community Agreement.

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Note 38

Designated Foreign Airlines are listed for each country which is party to the "Agreement on Air Transport Between Canada and the European Community and Its Member States" on this web page only. An Airline that was designated by a country of the E.U. (Member State) under a previous bilateral agreement is considered to be designated to provide service under the Canada-European Community Agreement.

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Note 39

Designated Foreign Airlines are listed for each country which is party to the "Agreement on Air Transport Between Canada and the European Community and Its Member States" on this web page only. An Airline that was designated by a country of the E.U. (Member State) under a previous bilateral agreement is considered to be designated to provide service under the Canada-European Community Agreement.

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Note 40

Other instrument in lieu of an Agreement.

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Note 41

Designated Foreign Airlines are listed for each country which is party to the "Agreement on Air Transport Between Canada and the European Community and Its Member States" on this web page only. An Airline that was designated by a country of the E.U. (Member State) under a previous bilateral agreement is considered to be designated to provide service under the Canada-European Community Agreement.

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